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Poster: k-otic Date: Mar 19, 2012 10:40pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

All these items are not registered with the Library of Congress and have been treated as public domain for many years by all major public domain distributors

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Mar 22, 2012 12:37am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

Since the records at the .gov site only go back to 1978, I don't think you could find all registrations for films released before 1978 there. Perhaps you could find films that were registered a good while after the release date.

Video-Cellar once posted in this forum:


1950-1963
Correct Notice
Registration (at any time during the first 28 year term)
Timely renewal (within the 28th calandar year window*)
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice or
not timely renewed

1964-1977
Correct Notice
copyright could be forfeited if published without correct notice.
Registration is only required for evidentiary purposes in pursuing
damages actions against infringers


So it seems that registration was not absolutely required for films released after 1963. Perhaps the copyright-holders have had no luck "pursuing damages actions against infringers" because of failure to register? I don't know.

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Poster: cosmico Date: Mar 20, 2012 1:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

I've seen many of these titles on public domain dollar-DVDs.

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Poster: elmagno Date: Mar 20, 2012 4:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

Agreed!

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Poster: skybandit Date: Mar 20, 2012 9:42pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

Hey, they got notices, you can see for yourselves. I got the definite impression that the Archive doesn't want them here, even if they are orphans that everybody sells.

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Mar 22, 2012 1:08am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Please remove MORE copyrighted films

The "administrators" and "volunteers" seem to be asleep at the wheel. They still haven't removed "Thirteen Ghosts" despite repeated requests. They know less and care less about copyright law than we do.